Ola, Uber, Rapido autos illegal in Bengaluru; services to discontinue in 3 days

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This comes after several commuters registered complaints with the transport department over Ola and Uber charging a minimum of Rs 100 even if the distance is below two kilometres. The minimum auto fare in Bengaluru is fixed at Rs 30 for the first 2 km and Rs 15 for every kilometre thereafter.

According to the department’s notice, ride-hailing companies have to stop their auto services at the earliest and also not to charge passengers in taxis more than the fare prescribed by the government. The department also warned of legal action if they fail to comply with the order.

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romilq239 wrote:

Good. Either same rules for all or none. ₹100 minimum charge is ridiculous. But that’s just my opinion. 

For 4km distance local autos charge 200 and sometime they demand 250 also just because the destination is IT Park  . None of the local auto person use meter anymore and ask fixed charge decided in their stand
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Why ban.. let market forces decide the optimum fare.

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Good. Either same rules for all or none. ₹100 minimum charge is ridiculous. But that’s just my opinion. 

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Good. Either same rules for all or none. ₹100 minimum charge is ridiculous. But that’s just my opinion. 

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romilq239 wrote:

Good. Either same rules for all or none. ₹100 minimum charge is ridiculous. But that’s just my opinion. 

For 4km distance local autos charge 200 and sometime they demand 250 also just because the destination is IT Park  . None of the local auto person use meter anymore and ask fixed charge decided in their stand
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Why ban.. let market forces decide the optimum fare.

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Snapz wrote:

Why ban.. let market forces decide the optimum fare.

Strong lobby of Auto and local taxi wala...have to keep voters and politicians happy na ..
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Bengaluru always had different approach in each aspect. For ex, helmet compulsory for pillion riders which is not common in most of the cities. Let them do what ever they want. I guess these companies are not doing any harm, infact helping a lot of people.
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Sudarshan61 wrote:
Strong lobby of Auto and local taxi wala...have to keep voters and politicians happy na ..
+ most of them are from certain castes.if they hit u and even if they are drunk then you will have to pay them.
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jp2611 wrote:
For 4km distance local autos charge 200 and sometime they demand 250 also just because the destination is IT Park  . None of the local auto person use meter anymore and ask fixed charge decided in their stand
They should ideally charge 100
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surajsengar wrote:
They should ideally charge 100
Ola uber auto charge is 100 . Cab charge is generally 160 to 190 . But local auto is 200-250 till last week . Not sure how much it will be monday onwards.. sweat sweat
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jp2611 wrote:
Ola uber auto charge is 100 . Cab charge is generally 160 to 190 . But local auto is 200-250 till last week . Not sure how much it will be monday onwards.. sweat sweat

Visiting Bangalore on Monday Morning ..

Expecting loot if Ola/Uber is not available at Airport..

Only silver lining is that Autos will be stopped...They can still operate Taxies

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Sudarshan61 wrote:

Visiting Bangalore on Monday Morning ..

Expecting loot if Ola/Uber is not available at Airport..

Only silver lining is that Autos will be stopped...They can still operate Taxies

If they dont operate auto then demand for taxi will be high and we have to pay the additional price for the taxi also
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Sudarshan61 wrote:

Visiting Bangalore on Monday Morning ..

Expecting loot if Ola/Uber is not available at Airport..

Only silver lining is that Autos will be stopped...They can still operate Taxies

Try Vayu Vajru buses, they got services to almost every major part of the city 

Airport Vayu vajra Services - BMTC

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What a scam this is. Not a single rickshaw person will agree to switch on the meter. Just another way to rob the common man.
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Ola charges Rs 120 for 1 .5 Km from my home to metro.   And the same cost for 10 Kms.  I had thought Ola, Uber always charged meter rates, totally false. In a way good decision.


However, what about auto drivers? Bangalore auto drivers have forgotten the fact that there is meter in their auto.

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I am not sure but is Mumbai only city in India where autos ply based on meter?

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A positive thing i noticed, whenever i am at railway station/bus stop trying to book auto to reach home in early morning, these autowalas gang up and beg to give them rates same as what is displayed on the ola/uber app.  Before ola/uber era they used to charge whatever they felt like.

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Snapz wrote:

Why ban.. let market forces decide the optimum fare.

is ola/uber cheaper than if book via traditional way? what's the non uber/ola rate for the same dist?

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Waise bhi konsa Auto mil hi jaata hai ye apps se bhi
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for long distance ola and uber is best and for short local auto is best.. Now these ola uber guys are coming only if we select payment in cash mode. if not they will cancel the trip.. nothing will change if they cancel or not cancel.. Officers will become quite once they get suitcase thats it

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rak007 wrote:

I am not sure but is Mumbai only city in India where autos ply based on meter?

Only problem is the rejections by Auto in Mumbai...
even HR wont reject so much ...

Apart from that Mumbai Autowalas is good...always on meter
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Those commuters who reported are parasite. Once, if the ban is enforced, they'll complain that without online aggregators, local autowaalas are looting us 
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Sudarshan61 wrote:
Only problem is the rejections by Auto in Mumbai...
even HR wont reject so much ...

Apart from that Mumbai Autowalas is good...always on meter
according to rules they can not reject if the meter is "for hire" and not engaged.....

correct me if i m wrong.......
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Sudarshan61 wrote:
Thanks...

any pointers at Airport. from where can I catch it?
Just outside Terminal-1. Max 5min walk from arrival gate
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I generally have had good experiences with Auto in B'lore compared to chennai. It was few years back (5+) but Autos in B'lore used to be much cheaper and genuine than Chennai..

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raj__raj wrote:

is ola/uber cheaper than if book via traditional way? what's the non uber/ola rate for the same dist?

Not aware about situation in Bangalore bro.
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Snapz wrote:
Not aware about situation in Bangalore bro.

They don't come, you have to keep begging each and every empty auto seen, it's of more convience than cheaper price. Autowala rejection ratio is too high in Bengaluru.

Prefer manual hailing auto only if distance is around 2km.

Once babus get suitcase, ola uber rapido will resume. Election time everyone might be need of pocket money.

If you are new to Bengaluru, here are some quick hacks,

1. Travel in vayu vajra from airport(routes cover almost Bengaluru), cost -₹250-300 for 40-50km ride, very economical and comfortable and driven like flight with turbulence sound.

2. Travel to IT parks around ORR ( ecospace, itpl, Marathahalli, Cessna, Manyata) use Vajra bus its <₹100.

3. Staying for few days for office purpose, try to get accomodation near to ORR.

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